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The Immortalists - Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever-logo

The Immortalists - Charles Lindbergh, Dr. Alexis Carrel, and Their Daring Quest to Live Forever

David M. Friedman

The Immortalists is the fascinating story of the friendship and extraordinary scientific collaboration of two prodigious men: Charles Lindbergh, once the most famous person in the world, and Dr. Alexis Carrel, the Nobel Prize winner regarded by many as the most brilliant surgeon who ever lived. Lindbergh and Carrel met not long after Lindbergh's "victory lap" around the world, which followed his historic solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Fueled by their shared goal to find a scientific path to life without death, they spent five years in Carrel's laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, where they secretly built a machine that could keep organs alive outside the bodies that created them. This device was the forerunner of today's artificial heart and heart-lung machine. Although they obviously failed in their ultimate quest, Lindbergh and Carrel's experiments established them as two of the most ambitious thinkers in modern history, as well as unacknowledged pioneers of biotechnology.

The Immortalists is the fascinating story of the friendship and extraordinary scientific collaboration of two prodigious men: Charles Lindbergh, once the most famous person in the world, and Dr. Alexis Carrel, the Nobel Prize winner regarded by many as the most brilliant surgeon who ever lived. Lindbergh and Carrel met not long after Lindbergh's "victory lap" around the world, which followed his historic solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Fueled by their shared goal to find a scientific path to life without death, they spent five years in Carrel's laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, where they secretly built a machine that could keep organs alive outside the bodies that created them. This device was the forerunner of today's artificial heart and heart-lung machine. Although they obviously failed in their ultimate quest, Lindbergh and Carrel's experiments established them as two of the most ambitious thinkers in modern history, as well as unacknowledged pioneers of biotechnology.
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The Immortalists is the fascinating story of the friendship and extraordinary scientific collaboration of two prodigious men: Charles Lindbergh, once the most famous person in the world, and Dr. Alexis Carrel, the Nobel Prize winner regarded by many as the most brilliant surgeon who ever lived. Lindbergh and Carrel met not long after Lindbergh's "victory lap" around the world, which followed his historic solo flight from New York to Paris in 1927. Fueled by their shared goal to find a scientific path to life without death, they spent five years in Carrel's laboratory at the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research in New York, where they secretly built a machine that could keep organs alive outside the bodies that created them. This device was the forerunner of today's artificial heart and heart-lung machine. Although they obviously failed in their ultimate quest, Lindbergh and Carrel's experiments established them as two of the most ambitious thinkers in modern history, as well as unacknowledged pioneers of biotechnology.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Todd McLaren

Length:

11h 1m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

39:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

18:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

39:15


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

30:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

49:10


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

24:49


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:33


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

18:11


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:49


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

22:56


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

20:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

31:28


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

12:52


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

31:53


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

13:56


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

20:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

32:07


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

48:02


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:27


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

33:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

26:50


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

27:08


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:43


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:34